If you're itching for an ultimate trip, give Pluto a chance: NASA has released some delightfully mind-bending photos of the dwarf planet that filter Pluto with a palette of eye-pleasing colors -- all of which make the experience a bit on the psychedelic side.

The images were arranged using the Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA), which, according to NASA, is "a wedged filter infra-red spectral imager that operates in a push-broom mode" -- or rather, it uses wavelengths and heat radiation to bend certain amounts of these wavelengths for light compound analysis. The byproduct? A rainbow-colored filter that would even put Facebook to shame.

The photos used in the video are from the space probe New Horizons' most recent flyby of Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft was originally launched in 2006 with the intended mission of taking high-res, in-depth photos of Pluto and its surrounding moons. The craft completed its objective from July 2015 to December 2015, collecting a compendium of data, from the existence of ice water on the planet to charting its diverse terrain.

You can check out NASA's (and LEISA's) psychedelic rendering of Pluto in the video below.

 

Via: The Verge

Source: NASA

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